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Grandstaff Canyon Trail

There are moments in life when nothing would satisfy more than time away from the daily routine and when you’re a traveler that falls into this category, planning a trip to inspiring Moab, Utah is a decision that’s sure to thrill. Renowned as the gateway to iconic destinations such as Canyonlands and Arches National Park, Moab is well-loved amongst travelers who share a passion for pursuing outdoor adventure. While the dynamic terrain makes Moab a place where one can enjoy everything from mountain biking and rappelling to rock climbing and off-roading via ATV, the myriad of trails that maze through the landscape also makes it an oasis of fun for those that love to hike their way through a getaway. When you’re looking for a route that’s as scenic as it is fun, be sure to add Grandstaff Canyon Trail to your list of must-try trekking paths.

Outdoor Adventure Awaits

Nestled into the heart of a captivating desert canyon, the Grandstaff Canyon Trailhead offers up hiking enthusiasts the chance to take on a 4-mile loop rated no more than moderately difficult. Those looking to enjoy this route will likely want to set aside half a day to commit to the journey. For history buffs looking to connect stories and places in Moab, the trail is named for prospector William Grandstaff who often used the area during the 19th century to graze sheep. Today, hikers that take to the Grandstaff Canyon Trail will enjoy spectacular views of the stream that runs through the canyon and will enjoy encountering the natural bridge known as Morning Glory. Willows and Cottonwoods are common along this trail as well and about 1.5 miles in, hikers will enjoy coming across the sandstone amphitheater and grotto which makes for a great photo opportunity. While hiking in and of itself is fun, many visitors to the Grandstaff Canyon Trail choose to combine their excursion with a picnic to make the most of the scenery.

Planning Your Grandstaff Canyon Trail Hike

The trailhead for Grandstaff Canyon Trail is located off of Utah Scenic Byway 128 a mere 3 miles east of Highway 191 and provides visitors with an easy-to-access parking lot as well. The trail is open year-round, however, if you’re interested in taking a hike during less busy times, summer and winter are recommended as long as the appropriate apparel and accessories are part of your journey!

Enjoy the Moab Getaway

There’s nothing better than a trip to Moab and the team at Empty Space is excited to help visitors get settled in just the right vacation rental when travel plans bring them this way. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services and properties available!


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Guest Reviews

Carlos S. Apr 24, 2022

Airbnb
Beautiful, clean home with perfect location. Everything was 5 minutes away. The master bedroom bed was very comfortable. Communication was incredibly prompt. The blender was broken and after letting the hosts know, they had it replaced within the hour without even being asked, which was super appreciated. We highly recommend!

James L Feb 9, 2022

VRBO
We had a blast! Totally exceeded expectations! This property is really a big “compound” with two houses. Super clean, comfortable and spacious. It has a luxury resort feel, which made for an incredibly relaxing weekend even with a really large group. There are so many places to sit and relax with the group or on your own. Coolest amenities we liked were: **The pool and hot tub - pool has a waterfall plus it was heated and big enough for our large group. Gorgeous place for a night time swim. **Movie & Game Room - loved the movie-size projection screen. Great for watching football while playing pool, air hockey, etc **The private electric gate - has a door opener and gate that lets you drive several cars right up to the doors in between the two houses plus 2 garage parking spots. Very convenient for unloading and for securely parking a boat trailer or RV. This house was immaculate and well taken care of. Definitely coming back next time we’re in Havasu. Highly recommended!

Nicholas H Jan 11, 2022

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We have stayed in Airbnb’s all over the world! We really loved this one. I think it’s well rounded and precisely what anyone needs; whether that is for large groups, couples, romantic, homey, open, cozy, functional etc. it’s a bit off town so perfect for quiet and calm. We did hear neighbors a few times, it was never at night. We slept well, there are many beds to choose from certainly. Laundry room is accessible and convenient to bedrooms. Decorating is lovely and charming. Kitchen is great, and stocked for anything you’d like to cook basically. It is clean and very well kept… NO SHOES! Remember that rule! It’s why we rented… It should be a rule anywhere. The national parks are all within driving distance and often quite dirty. This is an excellent rental and we would stay here over and over. I have rarely felt as such for other locations or home. Thanks

Russ P Dec 01, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 602
This is a sweet property in a cool little subdivision. Perfect for groups 5-10 people who need a place to stay while enjoying Moab

Dan P Nov 28, 2021

VRBO • Earhart
Outstanding location - hiking, fishing, a short distance from the house and great small town shopping opportunities. Well equipped home, nothing lacking in terms of kitchen items, bathing needs, and hot tub. beautiful vistas from most rooms in the house. Our family enjoyed our stay immensely.

Sara C Nov 28, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 619
We had a terrific time at the property. Everything was like new! Great amenities and the booster chair and pack-n-play were perfect for my 2 year old.

Jamee M Nov 25, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 417
We really enjoyed our stay at this home. Very clean and spacious. Well stocked with kitchen essentials and then some. Had a good variety of games to play, and for the little kids they had blocks and a little play area under the stairs. Communication was great, didn’t have any issues. Will definitely stay again!

Scott A Nov 22, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 421/425/429
Rented three units. We had a total of 14 people. The three units gave everyone privacy when needed and allowed for easy gatherings and meals together. Everyone in the party loves the places and would rent again! Location is great and the units themselves were awesome! Very clean, spacious and well stocked. We had no issues at all. Main activities for the week were mountain biking, hiking, 4-wheeling and sight seeing. I highly recommend these rentals!!

Jeanette A Nov 21, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We loved our stay. Fully stocked and spacious enough for our huge group. Super clean and has everything you would need for your stay I really recommend this home.

Basil Y Nov 14, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 620
Really beautiful property here, smells new. Nice finishes and very comfortable furniture. Close to everything in town and a stones throw from the trails. Can’t wait to return!
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